Best Windows 10 mini PCs to buy today [2020 Guide]

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  • Mini-PCs are an excellent choice for those that want to blend te processing power of a PC with the compact nature of a laptop.
  • This list will showcase the best mini-PCs that are currently on the market, based on a performance/price ratio.
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Mini-PCs are small, capable devices that can deliver enough computing power for on-the-go jobs.

Most users do not need the latest i7 processor teamed-up with 16 GB of RAM, they only need a computer capable of performing basic to medium tasks.

Compared to regular desktop PCs, mini-PCs are cheaper, they run on less power, have eye-catching design, and don’t take as much space on your desk.

Mini-PCs can also be customized for specific performance.

The main downside is represented by the task limitation they impose, with very few exceptions. You cannot use a mini-PC to edit videos of photos because the results will not be satisfying.

Also, don’t buy a mini-PC to use it to play games, it simply does not have the computing and the graphics power to run games smoothly.

If you do want a small, portable gaming device, check out this mini-tower gaming PC from MSI.

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What are the best mini-PCs deals?

Guzila Mini PC (recommended)

  • Ultra-compact and light
  • 2 HDMI ports
  • Perfect for both office and home
  • 4K video output
  • Small price
  • Not fanless

This mini-PC is indeed a monster. It is powered by a Quad-Core Intel Celeron J3455 processor (up to 2.3 GHz) with 6 GB of RAM.  

This tiny box supports 4K resolution output from 2 HDMI ports, has a 120 GB SSD, and supports Gigabit Ethernet and dual-band Wi-Fi. 

The Guzila Mini PC has average dimensions measuring 8.86 x 6.06 x 2.68 inches and it weighs only 1.72 pounds (780 g) which makes this mini-PC extremely portable. 


Beelink U57 (suggested)

  • Supports two drives (mSATA)
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports available
  • WiFi/Bluetooth combo card included
  • 265 GB SSD included
  • Can be considered a bit thick

This device is powered by an Intel Core i5-5257U Processor (up to 3.1 GHz). You can also rely on 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD for storage. And if that’s not enough, you can easily extend it with another 2.5 inch HDD or SSD.  

For fast data transfer capabilities, it supports dual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. It doesn’t have a discrete graphics card but the Intel Graphics 6100 does a pretty good job with most casual purposes.

Beelink 157 has average dimensions for a mini-PC (8.54 x 5.35 x 2.44 inches) and it weighs only 1.81 pounds / 821 g. 


HP EliteDesk 800 G2

  • Very thin case
  • Powerful specifications
  • Easy accessibility to output ports
  • Great for business apps and more
  • Slightly higher price than other mini PC

HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini Business Desktop PC Intel Quad-Core i5-6500T up to 3.1G,16GB DDR4,512GB SSD,VGA,DP Port,Windows 10 Professional 64

This is definitely not your standard definition of a mini-PC. It is small but is very powerful.

Powered by an Intel Quad-Core i5-6500T (up to 3.1GHz) processor with 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, HP EliteDesk 800 is a perfect business mini-PC but it can also tackle more demanding apps.

It doesn’t have a discrete graphics card but it compensates with high storage from a 512 GB SSD.


Lenovo Thinkcenter M700

  • Very competitive price
  • Powerful specifications
  • Easy accessibilty to output ports
  • Can be used as DVR
  • Slightly higher price than other mini PC

Thinkcenter M700 is one of the few mini-PCs equipped with 6th Gen Intel processors for blazing-fast responsiveness.

Unlike other devices, it has been tested to military specifications against high temperatures, vibrations and shocks.

This mini-PC will be just fine even if your three-year old drops it to the ground. Lenovo’s dust shield reduces dust intake by nearly 40%.

M700 is packed with plenty of ports: 6 USB 3.0 ports, DP + DP, LAN, audio ports, and an optional VGA, HDMI. With all these features, you may be wondering how big it is: 1.36″ x 7.20″ x 7.05″ / 34.5 x 182.9 x 179 cm, weighing only 1.3 lbs /0.6 kg.


Intel NUC5i5RYK

  • USB 3.0 charging port
  • Crystal clear images
  • Core i5 processor
  • Easy to build into
  • Not recommendable for gaming

This mini-PC comes with audacious specs for its size.  It is powered by an Intel 1.6 Ghz dual-core i5-5250U processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 which gives you extra GHz on demand and packs 16 GB of RAM – sold separately.

Images are stunningly clear thanks to its HD Graphics 6000 card. It weighs only 2.2 lbs/1 kilo. The high-speed USB 3.0 charging port allows you to connect and charge your tablet or smartphone.


CHUWI CoreBox

  • Competitive price
  • Interesting design
  • Good heat dissipation and excellent cooling fan
  • Can be used as DVR
  • Slightly bigger than most mini PCs

Chuwi CoreBox looks like a fancy desktop PC that was shrunk by some kind of spell. Even so, its dimensions (6.81 x 6.22 x 2.87 inches) can be considered a little too big for a mini PC. 

This pretend-desktop PC is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. Its included 256GB SSD can be expanded with a 2TB 2.5 Inch HDD.

As for the connections, you’ve got a 2.4GHz/5GHz dual WiFi/Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.2.


AWOW Mini Desktop Computer

  • Perfect for Home Theatre or office use
  • Crystal clear images
  • Micros SD card slot
  • Small price
  • Not recommendable for gaming

This mini-PC can become an excellent Hoe Theatre PC because it can support 4K output at 30 Hz, more than sufficient for a nice movie experience. 

However, with its Intel Celeron N3450 processor and 8GB of RAM it can also go on any desk for office jobs. It connects seamlessly to any wireless or wired network with its dual-band Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet port.

You can also connect lots of peripherals using the 4 USB ports but also the Bluetooth 4.2 connection.


GUZILA Fanless

If we were to choose three words to describe this mini-PC, they would be: small, inexpensive, fast.

The device is powered by an Intel x5-Z8350 processor, and it has 2GB of RAM and only 32 GB. The storage can be upgraded with a Micro SD card up to 128GB, a USB stick, or a USB external drive.

It’s not the highest configuration in this top but still, this small gadget can throw a 4K image through its HDMI connector. The 3 USB 3.0 ports are also ready to connect your peripherals. 


Azulle Access3

Azulle Access3 Mini PC Stick Fanless Windows 10 Pro 4GB RAM + 64GB eMMC Apollo Lake N3450

If you’re looking for an extra small and fanless mini PC, look no further than Azulle Access3. It’s actually a PC stick and connecting it to the HDMI port of any screen will transform it into a Windows 10 ready PC.

This small gadget is powered by a quad-core Intel Apollo Lake N34 Series processor that combined with 4 GB of RAM (up to 64 GB!) can get you a great computer in seconds.

Its eMMC 64 GB included storage is not much but you can add a Micro SDXC card anytime. The fact that you can carry this PC in a pocket can be a great advantage.


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Kaby Lake-G Core i7, Radeon RX Vega Graphics (8GB RAM + 256GB SSD, No OS)

The only reason we left this awesome mini PC is because it’s pretty expensive and big for a mini PC. This little monster comes with an Intel Core i7-8705G processor and Radeon RX Vega Graphics. 

As for the memory and storage, the mini PC is pretty flexible. You can settle for 8GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD or you can go up to 32 GB of RAM an a 2 TB SSD.

This rig doesn’t come with a Windows 10 OS but you can install it and it will run just great. The mini PC’s weight is no less than 7 pounds (3.1 kg).


HP 5DU71UT#ABA Z2 Mini

This mini PC was designed by HP, especially for CAD users so they packed the performance of a business-class desktop PC in a size that’s 90% smaller. To be more precise, it has an Intel Core i5 8th generation processor (i5-8500) that is helped by 8 GB of RAM (up to 32 GB).

For storage, the HP mini PC has prepared a 265 GB but the nice surprise comes from the dedicated NVIDIA Quadro P600 graphics. It’s not gaming-grade, but it can do charms for CAD.

Other great additions are the Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (2×2) Gigabit Wi-Fi and the Bluetooth 5 connectivities.


Acer Revo Base Mini PC

This mini-PC was announced at IFA 2016 and has a 14 x 14cm/ 5.1 x 5.1 inch footprint and 5cm/ 2 inches in height.

Revo Base Mini has a flexible configuration, and can also be powered by Intel Core i7 processors, becoming a genuine powerhouse.

If you need a powerful PC for home entertainment, this is the right choice for you.

The Intel HD graphics on board deliver crystal-clear images for the best movie experience in the comfort of your home.

Windows 10 is pre-installed on the Revo Base Mini, and the 2TB HDD offers you enough storage capacity for you to download as many movies as you wish. A 256GB SSD version is also available.

In terms of connectivity, this mini-PC has a display port, an HDMI port that can support two screens at once, four USB 3.1 ports, and a LAN cable.


While all these mini-PCs that we mentioned above are indeed the best, at least in our opinion, there are many others that are being released.

Have you already tested out one of these mini-PCs? Do share with us your experience.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2020 and has been since revamped and updated in October 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.